Originally posted on http://ift.tt/14bRKmK :
Yet another example of the EPA's failure to protect us, bearing in mind safety is not a factor when they 'approve' toxic chemicals and/or products to be used within society.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers nanosilver a pesticide and requires products that contain–or are treated with this germ-killer–to be registered with and approved for use by the agency. But most of the nanosilver products now on the market have not been reviewed, let alone approved by the EPA.
Nanosilver in Your Soup? EPA Sued For Failing to Regulate Tiny Pesticides
If you haven’t heard of nanosilver, you’re definitely not alone. But that doesn’t mean these tiny silver particles intended to kill bacteria aren’t ending up in your food. There are now over 400 consumer products [PDF] on the market made with nanosilver. These include many intended for use with food…